Update September 8

Posted by GO Waihi on 08/09/2016

A blocked nose here, a runny nose there, and lots of itchy eyes - hay fever’s doing its thing around the peninsular at the moment. By the end of the month we’ll be enjoying a lot more daylight at the end of each day with Daylight Saving returning. Mind you, we lose a bit first thing that we early risers are enjoying at the moment. One thing’s for sure, beaches around our backyard are already starting to get more ‘foot traffic’ getting some sand between the toes. There’s plenty to do and see coming up around our region so get along and support what you can ... here are a few suggestions.

WAIHI’S CONGENIAL GENEALOGY GROUP SEMINAR INVITE
On Saturday 17 September the Waihi Branch of the NZ Genealogy Society has a full day organised for everyone from beginners looking into their family history for the first time through to those who’ve been on the trail for some time. Titled Family History – More Than Just Names and Dates, there’ll be three presenters covering beginner genealogy, filling in the blanks with your family history and rescuing heritage one day at a time. $10 gets you in to the Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny St with the day running from 9.30 am to about 4 pm. It’s a BYO lunch with tea and coffee provided.

P STANDS FOR PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT METHAMPHETAMINE
What are the signs of P or meth, where do you go for help and how can we help the police keep our backyard safe from this drug? NZ Police will cover all this at a public meeting being hosted by GO Waihi at Waihi College Hall on Wednesday 21 September, starting at 7 pm. Children and adults are urged to go along, this affects everyone; it will be an eye opener and a very informative evening. Question and answer time’s included and it’s supported by Hauraki District Council and Waihi College.

9 + 2 = WAIHI CANDIDATES & MAYORAL NOMINEES MEETING
Next Thursday 22 September at 7 pm is your chance to get up close and encounter the 9 nominees for the Waihi Ward Councillor positions and the two Mayoral Candidates for Hauraki District at Waihi Memorial Hall. This is an opportunity to hear why they’re standing. It will give you a better understanding of who you should vote for in the upcoming local body elections. There’ll be a Q & A time at the end and it’s being run by Waihi Grey Power.

TROLLEY DERBY AND STALL FORMS ARE OUT – BOOK ‘EM IN NOW!
It’s always good to get these forms back in early, so the organisational bits can go on behind the scenes well in advance. Have a free fun time with the GO Waihi Trolley Derby on Saturday October 8, and if you’d like a stall that day, grab yourself an application form and get it back in ASAP. Forms for the Trolley Derby and Stalls are at Hauraki District Council Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM upstairs on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Streets and at www.waihi.org.nz too. It’s great to have the support of Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club for the GO Waihi Trolley Derby and Market Day.

WAIHI COMMUNITY KINDY ART FUNDRAISER
An Art Show with a difference is coming up on Thursday 22 September at the Community Kindy Waihi at 36 Galbraith St. Between 4.30 pm and 6 pm you can browse the children’s art and enjoy roast meat sandwiches, hot chips and soup, all at very good prices. The art’s for sale with funds going to the Salvation Army Christmas Fund for Needy Kids.

WHIRITOA WORKING BEE PLANTING TIME
Get along to Whiritoa Surf Club on Saturday 17 September at 10 am and help plant native sand trapping vegetation to save erosion. Easy digging in the sand – take a spade if you can - and everyone’s invited. A couple of hours should do it they say.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: An excellent cure for insomnia is a good night’s sleep.